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Whether you are working out at a gym, going to a yoga studio, CrossFit box, or a little fitness center through your apartment (coughMEcough), there are a few items you should always have on you. Ladies, I’m mostly speaking in your direction for this one.
Every morning when I get ready to walk to the fitness center, I make sure my bag has all of the necessities, throw it over my shoulder, grab my keys and I’m out the door. While I keep my bag packed how I like it, I always give a quick double check just in case something was used up or taken out the other day. So what are these must have items?
We want to stay hydrated during our workouts, so having water is key. My fitness center has a water cooler with the tiniest little cups ever, so I always have my water bottle so I can refill as necessary and keep myself hydrated.
Honestly, when it’s just me in the fitness center, I don’t always worry about using my ear buds if I’m working out to a video, but if I’m running on the treadmill, I pop those little babies into my ears and pound out the miles as I get lost in the music. Earbuds are a must for this to happen.
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I know some gyms provide towels, my little fitness center does not, nor does my yoga studio, so I make sure there is always one in my gym bag so I don’t forget. If I plan to make an attempt at crow mid-hot yoga class, I need to dry off my arms so my legs don’t go slipping and my face make a dive right into the floor. True story.
Extra Hair Ties & Headband
When you have super long hair (or even just shoulder length hair), this is an absolute must! I have never understood how anyone can work out with their hair down, I get hot way too fast! When I am working out, you will always find me with my hair in a ponytail or pineapple bun on the top of my head with a headband around my head to help soak up some of the sweat and keep it out of my eyes.
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Now go check your gym bag and tell me…
Do you have all of the proper supplies in your bag?
Do you have any other “must-have” items for you gym bag?